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Obesity Drugs

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Orlistat
  • Mechanism 
    • inhibits pancreatic lipases
      • ↓ triglyceride breakdown in intestine
  • Clinical use
    • obesity management (long-term)
    • use in conjunction with modified diet
  • Toxicity
    • steatorrhea
    • GI upset
    • fat-soluble vitamin deficiency
    • headache


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